This podcast is reconnecting with our favorite maverick, seasoned teacher, Jim Baker, to find out what is new with him. He tells us new methods he is using to educate students and mentor other teaching entertainers.
Jim Baker is a 46-year, seasoned "Maverick" in the UK teaching industry. Jim is highly-awarded for his excellence in teach approach and the use of technology implementation. He has an Online Learning Site, with useful links to science, other subjects, mind mapping, teacher training, EAL (English as an additional language) and general topics. He specializes in providing resources for teachers and students, maximizing students’ learning, and advising fellow teachers on 'what really works’. He believes that learning will be your most valuable experience in life. Make the most of it. Jim has also been a past contributor with a 2 part podcast of Episodes 58 and Episode 79
"I tell my students they should not be doing anything in class that they can do outside of class, and also I should be doing anything with them in class that an unknown specialist could do, or they could do on their own."
"In a conventional lesson it is the teachers asking the questions. They ask questions that they've previously researched the answers. But that's not how it should be, it is the students that are learning so they should be asking the questions."
"I've got a passion for repairing the nonsense that many call education."